Ore. town uses geothermal energy to stay warm

In this March 10, 2010 photo, dawn breaks on downtown Klamath Falls, Ore., to reveal that sidewalks heated by geothermal energy have stayed clear while a park bench, trash receptacle and the street are dusted with snow. A brew pub, greenhouses, and college classrooms all use heat from volcanic rocks in this timber and ranching town. It serves as a model for a fledgling geothermal energy industry that is gaining steam with $338 million in stimulus funding. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard) (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)
March 22, 2010 5:35:36 AM PDT
When snow falls on this downtown of brick buildings and glass storefronts in southern Oregon, it piles up everywhere but the sidewalks. It's the first sign that this timber and ranching town is like few others.

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